Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that violence remains the biggest concern in this iteration of the Power Rangers series. Teens use swords, sticks, and control over nature's elements (like fire and water) to battle monsters, and the exchanges usually end with the monsters' deaths. Though blood is scarce, the Rangers aim to kill, stabbing, cutting (in one case, a monster's arms are sliced off), and exploding their enemies. That said, the show does make an effort to promote positive themes like relying on dedication to a skill and contributing to a team effort, but older kids are more likely to be turned off by the considerable cheesiness of the show's special effects than they will be influenced by these messages.
The heroes are martial arts experts and use their skills to battle monsters of all shapes and sizes. Kicking, punching, and weapons like swords and sticks are prevalent, and in some sequences, the monsters are shown injured (one had his arms cut off, though there was no blood) or exploding in death. The Samurais usually escape mostly unharmed. Monsters will scare youngsters.
Name-calling like "nitwit," but no cursing.
The Samurais are committed to teamwork and trust their partners in battle, and it's only with the combination of their skills that they can defeat the enemy. Each story also follows a character's struggle with an issue of some kind, and its resolution always has positive messages for kids. On the downside, the show's reliance on violence implies that it's the only way to resolve issues.
The show is part of a ubiquitous product line of toys, games, and apparel.
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